Greece is a country that has always held a special place in my heart. The moment I set foot on its shores, I fell in love with its rich history, lively culture, delicious food and stunning natural landscapes. 

Exploring the best places on the mainland in Greece and venturing to the most beautiful Greek Islands only deepened my love for this magical place. I often find myself daydreaming about the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea and the warm embrace of the Mediterranean sun. It's no wonder that the allure of Greece has inspired countless writers, poets, and travellers over the centuries.

In this article, we’ve put together some of the most inspiring quotes about Greece that perfectly capture the essence of this breathtaking destination. Whether you're looking for inspiration for your next Instagram caption or simply want to appreciate the beauty of Greece, these quotes are sure to leave you in awe.

Famous Quotes about Greece 

  1. “I came to the Greeks early, and I found answers in them. Greece's great men let all their acts turn on the immortality of the soul. We don't really act as if we believed in the soul's immortality and that's why we are where we are today.” -  Edith Hamilton

  2. “Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea.” - Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

  1. “We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts have their root in Greece” -  Percy Bysshe Shelley

  2. “Greece is a good place to look at the moon, isn’t it”-  Kari Hesthamar, So Long, Marianne: A Love Story

  3.  “Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence.” -  John Milton

  4. “Greece – The feeling of being lost in time and geography with months and years hazily sparkling ahead in a prospect of inconjecturable magic” - Patrick Leigh Fermor

  5. “The ancient Oracle said that I was the wisest of all the Greeks. It is because I alone, of all the Greeks, know that I know nothing.” - Socrates

  1. “If I’d been born in ancient Greece, I’d worship Zeus and Aphrodite” - Richard Dawkins

  2. “The ancient Greeks have a knack of wrapping truths in myths.” - George Santayana

  3. “It takes a lifetime to discover Greece, but it only takes an instant to fall in love with her.” - Henry Miller

  4. “How can any educated person stay away from the Greeks? I have always been far more interested in them than in science.” - Albert Einstein

  5. “Hence we will not say that Greeks fight like heroes but that heroes fight like Greeks.” -Winston Churchill

  6. “The light of Greece opened my eyes, penetrated my pores, expanded my whole being.” - Henry Miller

  7. “If Greece is destroyed completely, an olive tree, a vine, and a boat will remain. That is enough to rebuild her from the beginning.” - Odysseus Elytis

Lindos, one of the beautiful places in Rhodes
  1. “I truly enjoyed Greece – Santorini. That’s somewhere that I always want to be.” - Kendall Jenner

  2. “My favorite place to write is at my desk in my house in the mountains of Crete. I produce more there because one big distraction is missing: the Internet.” - Neal Asher

  3. “The Greeks had invented democracy, built the Acropolis and called it a day.” - David Sedaris

  4. “Greece has got something like 1,400 islands. There is so much of Greece you can’t know even if you’re Greek. It’s sprinkled out all around the edge of the Aegean, all over the place. It’s already a secret place wherever you go, even if it’s somewhere huge like Athens or Corinth. The place enchanted me.” - Joanna Lumley

  1. “Greece was a muse. It inspired creativity in magical ways that I can’t even begin to understand or explain.” -  Joe Bonamassa 

  2. “Today, to walk along the pebbled pathways of a traditional Greek mountain village or the marbled streets of an ancient Acropolis is to step back in time.” - Laura Brooks

  3. “You can’t swing a cat in Ancient Greece without hitting one of Zeus’s ex-girlfriends” -  Rick Riordan

  4. “Unless you have seen the houses in Mykonos, you can’t pretend to be an architect. Whatever architecture has to say, it is said here” - Le Corbusier

  5. The world is the expanding Greece and Greece is the shrinking world” - Victor Hugo

  6. “How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.” - Alexander the Great

Greece Quotes for Instagram 

  1. “I want to have an ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ experience where I drop off the face of the planet and move to Greece.” -  Jennifer Hyman

  2. “In many ways we are all sons and daughters of ancient Greece.” - Nia Vardalos

  3. “There is something magical about Greece that draws you in and never lets you go.” - Unknown

  4. “Greece is not just a destination, it's an experience that will stay with you forever.” - Unknown

Meteora, a magical place in Greece
  1. “I like reading, free diving, and hiking. But my favorite thing to do is travel anywhere in Greece. I love everything about that place” - Max Irons

  2. “Greece is like a mirror. It makes you suffer. Then you learn. – To live alone? – To live. With what you are.” -  John Fowles, The Magus

  3. “Greece is a country where the ancient and the modern coexist in perfect harmony.” - Unknown

  4. “There are two kinds of people. Greeks, and everyone else who wish they was Greek.” - My big fat Greek wedding

  5. “I’m looking at the sea on the wall, and even though it’s a copy of a copy of the Aegean, I wish you would grab me and take me to Greece.” - Analicia Sotelo

  6. “In Greece, people have a quality of life. People here live beautifully.” - Otto Rehhagel

Elafonissi Beach, one of the most beautiful places in Crete
  1. “In Greece, we’re too poor to go to psychiatrists – we have friends instead.” -  Melina Mercouri

  2. “Greece is the home of the gods; they may have died but their presence still makes itself felt. The gods were of human proportion: they were created out of the human spirit.” - Henry Miller

  3. “From the stunning beaches to the charming villages, Greece is a country that never fails to capture your heart.” - Unknown

  4. “Greek food is not just delicious, it's a journey through the flavors and traditions of the Mediterranean.” - Unknown

  5. “Greece is a country that welcomes you with open arms and makes you feel like you're part of the family.” - Unknown

  6. “If you go back to the Greeks and Romans, they talk about all three – wine, food, and art – as a way of enhancing life.” - Robert Mondavi

  1. “The mention of Greece fills the mind with the most exalted sentiments and arouses in our bosoms the best feelings of which our nature is capable” - James Monroe

  2. “The Greek islands are a place of dreams, where the sea whispers secrets and the sun sets fire to the sky” - Unknown

Short Quotes about Greece

  1. “In Greece, wise men speak and fools decide.” - George Santayana

  2. “Greece is the most magical place on Earth.” - Kylie Bax

  3. “And then God said, let there be Greece.” - Unknown

Greek Food
  1. “Greece is too old to die.” - Lito Seizani

  2. “Greece is a good place for rebirths.” - Judith Martin

  3. “Get ready for wine, raki, and getting hand-fed by strangers.” - Anthony Bourdain

  4. “I want to see the Parthenon by moonlight” - Daphne du Maurier

  5. “If the gods spoke, they would use the language of the Greeks” - Cicero

  1. “My God, how much blue you spend so we cannot see you!” - Odysseus Elytis

  2. “The problem with Greece is that she’s just too beautiful.” - Dimitra Tzanos

  3. “What the mind and the heart is for a human being, Greece is for humanity.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Quotes from Greek Philosophers

  1. “The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skilful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” - Epictetus

  2. “Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.” - Aristotle

  1. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” - Plato

  2. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” - Hippocrates

  3. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” - Aristotle

  4. “There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain” - Plato

  5. “Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.” - Hypatia

  6. “You must remember that no one lives a life free from pain and suffering.” - Sophocles

  7. “First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.” - Epictetus

  8. “We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.” - Diogenes

  9. “Silence is better than unmeaning words.” - Pythagoras

  1. “The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.” - Aristotle

  2. “There is nothing permanent except change.” - Heraclitus

  3. “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” - Epicurus

  4. “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.” - Socrates

  5. “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” - Epictetus

  6. “There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.” - Plato